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2 Jan, 8 tweets, 2 min read
Modern capitalism has to make life seem more worth living than it actually is. It has to keep increasing the decimal places of your attention span, so that you keep delving further and further into minute triviality.
Social life is basically the same. People make a lot of noise and fuss, which distracts you into thinking it's worthwhile.

They do this because they themselves have to believe their own hype. If they didn't, they would be depressive realists (i.e. true philosophers).
One of the reasons we moderns have an obsession with cute little animals is this: Animals, helplessly in the grip of the will-to-life, are role models in that they still have the motivation to act wildly and playfully despite there being absolutely no purpose to their joviality.
Men are drawn toward women for a similar reason. Young women in particular make this promise:

"Look, you don't need to be tense and discerning. We can completely relax and live as if there is no need for purpose in life. Just unravel and be convivial."
This leads to a degenerate slackening which exhausts civilisation from its true cosmic purpose: namely, transcending life.

At the moment, we are completely caving into the false promise of worldly life, and thus Satan is winning.
If humanity cannot get its act together, it would be better if we didn't exist at all.

Your conscience makes this clear to yourself by making you depressed. Depression is the realisation that life itself is not worth living at the human level of consciousness.
Just as this makes you suicidal in your individual life, so too does it make the human race as a whole suicidal (which is why we are so cynical about the fate and continued propagation of humanity).
God give us strength. This is a horrendously difficult struggle.

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2 Jan
In other words, we reckon that everyday human language is brought about not by the will to live, but by a lofty, knowledge-seeking indifference

People try to give off the impression that their insights are the product of idle philosophical output, not of nagging boredom & angst.
The assumption is that we are floating indifferently above a world of objects, and that we are discussing them in a wholly disinterested way.

This obviously isn't true. True indifference of this sort doesn't feel the need to speak.
All vocalisation is the result of the will to live. It wants to be in among humanity to a more or less extent.

In dangerous circumstances, this is clearly the objective of language. In safe circumstances, this is far less clear.
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25 Dec 20
Women want to look young & cartoonish because this makes them look stark and *HERE*. Their makeup says "💡I'M HERE. I EXIST."

Old people, on the other hand, look like they're fading in with the inconspicuous, undifferentiated contours of nature. They don't look "all there".
They want shiny skin because this shows that that they are an unambiguously differentiated object. A unique and entropy-defying thing.

Reflective surfaces are rare in nature, which is why diamonds, youthful appearance and eyes in general catch our attention.
A reflective surface suggests that something has distinguished itself exceptionally well, and has therefore avoided the whims and wrinkles of entropy

E.g. calm water without waves, a young person without wrinkles, a mirror, etc.
Read 9 tweets
25 Dec 20
I want to try and express a Platonic Idea which, although it sounds weird, has strong intuitive force for me.

Firstly, life is the left-behind—the rejected outsider—of thermodynamic decay. It is left behind in the cold as others pushed toward the hot centre (as described below).
As an outsider, it was aloof and lost. It found a certain happiness in being aloof, but at the end of the day, it still felt like thermodynamic decay. It wanted to join in on the hot decadent freedom, but it's slower and more gentle nature cringed when it tried.
Thus it was stuck in a strange contradiction. On the one hand, it wanted to decay, but on the other hand, it felt diminished by the decay. In neither case could it find happiness.

In the midst of its exclusion, it builds up a worldview which accounts for its predicament.
Read 26 tweets
25 Dec 20
Some thoughts on race and humanity's mission on Earth.

I'm not a hardcore racial nationalist because I believe in the eternal Platonic Idea of man, which will keep arising in some or other form in the course of time.

In our own realm, this first took shape in the Middle East.
Mankind made a decisive split with the animal kingdom, and thus realised himself as a truly spiritual being.

Civilisation allowed him to reflect on his condition more truly, as I discuss here:
We are something like the dead-end of life. This is the conclusion of Schopenhauer's philosophy, but it's really the conclusion of every wise person.

All true religions regard mankind as the most important mistake in the universe.
Read 17 tweets
24 Dec 20
Not only is your own life basically similar throughout, but it's similar to every other person's life.

And yet, it's only the people who realise this whose lives transform into something more-than-ordinary.

Most people reckon their own struggles uniquely challenging and unfair.
The wise person can sympathise with this, because he felt this same way when he was in his teenage years. The difference between him and the common person is that he actually tried to build a picture of the world which didn't put him at the centre, and thus got past the delusion.
It's amazing at first to realise just how similar the human experience is. The most wildly varying people experience basically the same thing.

A black stripper's tweet went viral the other day. It was a truly relatable Contempus mundi rant, despite her radically different life.
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24 Dec 20
People want to live in such a way that they don't have to look back behind them.

This is why they accept the burdens of life without complaint. They want to keep moving forward without reflecting on the absurdly tautological and not at all justified will to live.
The wise person draws lessons. He doesn't simply move on without complaint, but reflects deeply on the errors of the world.

Most people, for instance, barely notice that hot weather is unpleasant, or that London public transport is slower than walking. They just keep on blindly.
In the extreme case, the wise person perceives that nearly everything which animates the ordinary person is not worth all the bother.

This is considered "depressing" and "boring" for most people, because they need to concoct some kind of basis on which to act in the world.
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